The discovery this summer of a new sinkhole at the Seawatch subdivision in West Porpoise Bay – the latest since February 2015 when a family of five was forced from their home on Gale Avenue North – came with a fresh warning from the engineering firm retained by the District of Sechelt. “If measures are not taken soon to control the ongoing erosion of subsurface soils, new sinkholes will likely develop in the near term,” the report from Thurber Engineering Ltd. said.
The B.C. Automobile Association (BCAA) released some alarming survey results this week. Driving in school zones, the survey found, “has gone from bad to worse” since last year. “Particularly alarming is that hostility [and] aggressive attitudes amongst parents such as honking or using profanities has jumped almost 30 per cent,” BCAA reported, basing its conclusions on responses from more than 300 school faculty and staff and more than 400 parents or guardians across the province.
Sunshine Coast RCMP alerted the Conservation Officer Service after a bear became the prime suspect in the theft of a wallet in Gibsons. Police say that on Aug. 27, a resident in the 600 block of Dougall Road reported a thief had smashed a window on his vehicle, broke a side view mirror, gained entry to the vehicle and stolen a wallet.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".